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Template: Infobox city in Portugal / Maintenance / Web page is blank Mealhada is a municipality and town in the district of Aveiro in Portugal with 4493 inhabitants (as at 30 June 2011).
Excavations testify to the occupation of the site at the time of the Romans. A found here Roman milestone from the year 39 BC is on display at the Town Hall.
During the Reconquest, the Moors lost the area 878 After Almansor it reconquered 987, it fell in 1064 final at the Christian conquerors.
City rights were granted Mealhada 1514 by King Manuel I in the course of administrative reform by the Liberal revolution in Portugal Mealhada 1855 headquarters of an independent circuit ( concelho ).
2003, the previous small-town ( Vila ) Mealhada to the city ( Cidade ) was charged.
Culture and sights
In the town of Luso are, inter alia, to Thermal baths and the health spa Buçaco with the historic Palácio Hotel do Buçaco, the protected forest reserve in the Serra do Buçaco, and the military museum with a focus on the Battle of Buçaco (1810 ). Roman archaeological sites and a variety of religious buildings are other attractions of the circle. The historical center of Mealhada is a listed building.
Mealhada is the seat of the homonymous district. The neighboring districts are (clockwise starting from the north ): Anadia, Mortágua, Penacova, Coimbra and Cantanhede.
The following municipalities ( Freguesias ) lying in circle Mealhada:
- Casal Comba
- Luso ( Vila )
- Pampilhosa ( Vila )
- Ventosa do Bairro
The city is connected by the rail link Linha do Norte, as well as the A1 motorway, with Porto and Lisbon.